Your Not-To-Do List  – Blossom Tip 48   Recently updated !

I discovered two things at the back of my new daytimer: a “To Do” list and a “Not-To-Do” list. Hmmm…a huge page of things NOT to do? I love it! Below is a snapshot of Blossy celebrating our new favorite toy: a list of things not to fret over, gnaw on, or ruminate about. A […]

Your Not-To-Do List She Blossoms Tip 48

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The Turning Point – Blossom Tip 47

While proofreading the final manuscript of Growing Forward When You Can’t Go Back, I found the turning point. Chapter Seven: Reviving Your Heart With Hannah isn’t just pivotal, it’s also one of my favorite chapters in the book. Reviving Your Heart is a chapter that transitions us from healing to moving forward. It’s time to accept […]


How to Hold on to Hope  – Blossom Tip 46

What are you hoping for today? Maybe you’re hoping for physical healing for your bad back, painful migraines, or constant fatigue. Maybe you’re hoping for emotional healing for your broken heart, depression, or anxiety. Maybe you’re hoping for spiritual healing for yourself, a family member, or your country. Maybe you’re hoping for courage, strength, and […]

Holding on to Hope Blossom Tip 46

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Keep Your Chin Up – Blossom Tip 45

I used to think the advice “keep your chin up” was a bad idea. You’ll fall down because you can’t see where you’re going! Or you get punched in the chin, or worse. Your neck is exposed when your chin is up. That’s a very vulnerable part of your body. Then I heard from a […]


When God Closes the Door – Blossom Tip 44

Sometimes God doesn’t just close a door, He seals all the windows and draws all the curtains. I’m in Minneapolis for a meeting with my publisher about Growing Forward When You Can’t Go Back (my first book, to be released in the New Year). I decided to spend a few extra days here, wandering the […]

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When You Are Rejected – Blossom Tip 43

Have you ever asked someone for something, and been denied? Or outright mocked and rejected? Boy, does it hurt. But sometimes the most painful rejections are blessings in disguise.   When she was rejected My favorite story last week was from one of our She Blossoms readers. She’s a recent widow who didn’t realize how […]


You Are Not Alone – Blossom Tip 42

Last week someone I love died. Ralph was a kind-hearted, joyful, compassionate old soul – he and his wife Dorothy took me to church every Sunday when I lived in Africa. He was like my grandpa, yet he was also the principal of the school I taught at. He was encouraging, accepting and comforting, yet […]

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